Commonwealth Games 3000m steeplechase champion, Jackline Chepkoech ran the second fastest time in the World U20 list as she destroyed a strong elite list at the Brussels Diamond League Meeting, held on Friday (02) in Brussels, Belgium.
The 18 year-old beat a strong field that included the world 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, the world silver medallist, Werkuha Getachew and the 2018 Asian Games champion, Winfred Mutile Yavi from Bahrain and the reigning World U20m champion Faith Cherotich.
Chepkoech took charge of the race with the 200m remaining as she surged ahead to cross the line and winning her first high level race in a new personal best of 9:02.43.
Chepkoech was followed by former Kenyan now trading for Bahrain Yavi who crossed the line in 9:03.44 with Getachew from Ethiopia sealing the podium three finishes in 9:08.03.
Cherotich and Zerfe Wondemagegn from Ethiopia finished in fourth and fifth place in 9:09.63 and 9:10.16 respectively.
3000M WOMEN STEEPLECHASE
- Jackline Chepkoech (KEN) 9:02.43
- Winfred Mutile Yavi (BAH) 9:03.44
- Werkuha Getachew (ETH) 9:08.03
- Faith Cherotich (KEN) 9:09.63
- Zerfe Wondemagegn (ETH) 9:10.16